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Tamilnadu Reddy Nala Sangam...
In early 1996, Sri K. Rengarajan (KRT), Sri K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran, Former minister of Tamil Nadu and other senior members of our community under the able guidance of Justice N. Krishnasamy Reddiar started our Association which was widely recognized on 25th May 1997. Thiru. So. Sundararasu Reddiar, Vilathikulam, Sri K. P. Srinivasaga Perumal and Sri V. Devaraj Reddiar were the first President, General Secretary and Treasurer of our Association respectively. We are working for the community since 1997. Later we registered our organization with Tamil Nadu Government in the year 2001, our registration No.219/2001
Objectives of Tamil Nadu Reddy Nala Sangam..
  • To promote the wellbeing of the Reddy community in Tamilnadu and safeguard the rights and interests
  • To secure the fusion of sub-sects of Reddy community.
  • To strive for social, educational, economic upliftment of community.
  • To inculcate scientific temper and rational thinking within the community with evolving technological advancement.
  • To raise funds from donations and memberships.
  • To establish district units of the Association.
  • To establish vocational, technical, medical, arts and science institutions.
  • To establish working woman's hostels, old age homes, community halls and counselling centres.
  • To obtain aforesaid objectives the following measures are to be employed:
  • a. To provide and maintain hostels for Reddy students.
    b. To provide scholarships for deserving Reddy students.
    c. To publish books, pamphlets, Journals etc.
    d. To cooperate with other bodies having similar objectives and do whatever is necessary for obtaining the above objectives.
Activities of Tamil Nadu Reddy Nala Sangam..
When we organized first conference of our Tamilnadu Reddy Nala Sangam on 25.05.1998 at Kamaraj Memorial hall, Chennai, Our people from all over Tamil Nadu attended the conference in large numbers and were made aware about its aims, objectives and importance of our Association. The conference resolved for the formation of a permanent organization, although made little progress duringthe next 3 years.
  • Created awareness among our people.
  • Instrumental to start a Trust.
  • Made out to realize the importance of the maxim "unity is strength".
  • Made to pass resolutions to include our Reddy (Ganjam) sub-sect in the central list of OBC.
On that day, our Association celebrated centenary year of late O. P. R. throughout the state of Tamil Nadu. The Government of Tamil Nadu also celebrated centenary year at a government function in Valluvar Kottam, Chennai. In memory of the great leader O.P.R. erstwhile premier then Madras Presidency, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Kalainger Dr. M. Karunanidhi renamed the Government Estate as "OMANDURAR ESTATE".
Appeal To Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Commission
Office bearers of our Association met Hon. Kalainger Dr. M. Karunanidhi, Chief Minister of Tamilnadu and Hon. K. N. Nehru, Minister for Food and Civil supplies of Tamil Nadu for requesting them to use of their good offices for excluding Konda Reddy from the state list of the backward classes and to remove the difficulties of Reddy (Ganjam) in obtaining certificates from the Government officers.
Appeal To National Commission For Backward Classes
  • In order to include our sub-sect Reddy (Ganjam), which is already in the state list of backward classes, in the central list of other backward classes (OBC) to get benefit under 27% reservation for central Government jobs, On behalf of our Association, General Secretary Sri K. P. Srinivasaga Perumal along with four member committee submitted memorandum to the National Commission, New Delhi on 22.07.1997and also met the Hon. K. R. Narayanan, President of India and Chairman of the National Commission and also attended the enquiry conducted by the National Commission. On this basis, public hearing conducted by NCBC at Chennai recorded the evidence from our Association representatives on 21.10.1997. But our request was rejected on 18.03.1998 by NCBC advice No. 75/TN/98. Newly sworn office bearers Sri. K. Rengarajan (KRT), as state President, Sri. V. Thirunavukarasu, as state General Secretary and Auditor Sri V. Krishnan, as Treasurer continuously approached Government for inclusion of Reddy sub-sect in the Central OBC list. The 2nd conference held in Tirchy under the presidentialship of Shri K. Rengarajan (KRT) was a massive affair taken Tirchy by storm and attended by two lakhs people from all over Tamil Nadu. This conference was a turning point in the history of our community even major political parties could not have achieved this sort of mobilization.
  • K. R. T in his presidential address, strong advocated the formation of a permanent organization as envisaged in the earlier conference.
  • Subsequent to efforts of Tamil Nadu Reddy Nala Sangam, Hon. Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi represented vide D.O. letter No. 7671/BCC/2000 to Hon. Prime Minister regarding inclusion of Reddy (Ganjam) in the central list of other OBC for the state of Tamilnadu.
  • Chief Minister Dr. J. Jayalaitha also requested NCBC on 08.07.2011 for reconsideration of the OBC-rejected-review petition regarding inclusion of Reddy (Ganjam) community in the central list of OBC.
  • On 29-07-2011 an eminent team of 21 members from various districts of Tamilnadu under the leadership of Mr. V. Selvaraju General Secretary of Tamilnadu Reddy Nala Sangam along with high court senior advocate Smt. Vijayakumari Natarajan, high court advocate shri R. Babu and Mr. A. Gopanna presented a memorandum to Chairperson of NCBC Justice M. N. Rao and member Mr. S. K. Karventhan, for the inclusion of Reddy (GANJAM) OBC under central list.
  • Subsequently the team along with MOS Mr. D. Napoleon met Mr. Mukul Wasnik, central cabinet minister for social justice and empowerment to pursue the issue. The team also met Hon. G. K. Vasan, cabinet minister for shipping.
  • In the meanwhile the Association is preparing all the necessary data in support of the issue including documentary, photographic and video graphic proof taken during 14-08-2011 to 21-08-2011 in various districts of Tamilnadu.
  • On the 05th and 06th September of 2011 our Association office bearers with an eminent team of Madras High court advocates appeared before NCBC at Chennai for the review of the rejection petition.
  • Our General Secretary V. Selvaraju undertook a strenous tour of entire state in collaboration with respective district secretaries and office bearers. A threadbare discussion was arranged at Thiruvannamalai and Vellore on 11-09-2011, Karur on 18-09-2011.
  • As a parallel move, Tamilnadu Reddy Utpirivu Reddy (Ganjam) has filed before the Madras High court a writ petition WP9C/14659 of 2012 against central government. As there was no progress,
  • An all community meeting was held at Chennai on 02-12-2012 and Reddy community was represented at the same. On 25-11-2012, Tamilnadu Utpiriyu Reddy (Ganjam) held their conference at Coimbatore under the presidentship of Mr. M. P. Kandasamy.
  • Again a writ petition was filed on 22-02-2013 against which union government was directed to finalise the above pending issue in accordance with the state government's recommendations.
  • Under the direction of Supreme Court, Central Govt statistical department had undertaken the data collection programme on social and economic status of entire population to ascertain the ground realities.
  • During that period, our Association had undertaken awareness drive through newsletter, news papers etc. to furnish to the central organization, the actual facts and figures regarding Reddy Ganjam.
  • On 19-03-2013, our Association representatives met Mr. S. K. Karventhan, Member NCBC for pursuance of the pending issue. Under his advice we are collecting all the necessary data.
  • On 21-03-2013, our general secretary had an audience with Prof. P. Sundaram, former State Backward Commission member to discuss what should be our next move. The Association has entrusted the job of pursuing the issue towards its logical conclusion to the a veteran Supreme Court advocate.
  • In the mean time, in pursuance of the submission of Tamil Nadu Reddy Nala sangam our memorandum and also our request, the Chairman and members of the NCBC proposed to inspect certain areas and assess the real backwardness of our community people and socio-economic and educational status.
  • The above problem is pending for more than 15 years and Reddy people particularly from Thoothukudi, Virudunagar, Madurai, Tiruchy, Vellore, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Perambalore, Villupuram, Karur, Salem, Chengalpattu and Chennai are suffering a lot and undergoing untold misery. They hope that their problems will be solved at the earliest and their aspirations will see the light of the day.
 
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